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DR Congo's Bemba appeals ICC war crimes conviction

Den Haag - Former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, jailed for 18 years for war crimes, has formally appealed against his conviction by the International Criminal Court, arguing his trial was "flawed," his lawyers said Wednesday.

Paris to host international meeting on Libya next week

Paris - France will host an international meeting on strife-ridden Libya next week featuring several countries in the region including Egypt and Gulf states, the French government's spokesman said.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump loses debate, beaten badly by Clinton and himself

There's no standard that exists upon our beloved planet, or none that contains the notion of reason, to apply by which Donald Trump won the first presidential debate. But does poor debating skills mean he can't win the presidency?

Op-Ed: UN envoy's statement on situation in Libya from Geneva

Geneva - At the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) issued an extensive statement on recent developments in Libya.

Op-Ed: Trudeau to retain Harper's cuts to Canadian health care

Ottawa - Back in 2011, the Stephen Harper Conservative government announced, without agreement of the provinces, that funding of health care transfers would be reduced by $36 billion.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Latest first round projections for each team

The passing game has transformed the NFL as teams are always searching for a franchise quarterback and an explosive wide receiver to move the ball down the field, but in the right circumstances, running backs are still a priority for certain franchises.

German police shoot dead knife-wielding refugee

Berlin - German police shot dead a knife-wielding Iraqi in a refugee shelter who was attacking a Pakistani he suspected of having sexually abused his young daughter, police said Wednesday.

EU hopes to move 30,000 refugees from Greece by end of 2017

Brussels - The EU said Wednesday it hoped to relocate 30,000 refugees from Greece by the end of next year, insisting it was making "significant progress" on tackling the migrant crisis.

Is digital addiction a problem that affects only Millennials?

Is digital addiction a real medical condition or just a scaring ghost evoked by people who seek a financial gain from a boom of allegedly addicted kids? And how much is this problem affecting youths compared to adults?

Calais migrants struggle with language barrier

Calais - For the cocktail of languages heard on the dirt streets of the Calais "Jungle" take a dollop of Dari, add a pinch of Amharic and Arabic, and sprinkle liberally with Punjabi, Pashto, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Farsi.

Plumes of water may be erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa: NASA

NASA announced the Hubble Space Telescope has imaged what appears to be plumes of water coming from Jupiter's moon Europa. This could signal the possibility of life underneath the moon's frozen surface.

Hong Kong marks 2nd anniversary of 'Umbrella Revolution'

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes' silence outside the city's government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.

Floyd, Sr. disputes Pacquiao's loss to son due to shoulder injury

Floyd Mayweather, Sr. disputed claims that Manny Pacquiao lost to his son Floyd Mayweather, Jr. due to shoulder injury saying his son clearly beat Pacquiao and if they fight in a possible rematch his shoulder will be hurt again.

Pacquiao-Vargas clash is fight between 'A' and 'triple A' boxers

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas isn't on Manny Pacquiao's level yet although he is an "A" fighter being a reigning champion but on Nov. 5 he will be facing a "Tripple A" fighter and he may not get past six rounds with Pacquiao.

Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter talks shot put, Shot Diva Special

Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter chatted with me about her win in the shot put at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as being a make-up artist.

Op-Ed: Moon Festival is Moon Cake time, with auspiciousness, hope, wishes Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

Shomi, a video streaming service, to shut down as of Nov. 30

Shomi, a video streaming service that was launched in 2014 in Canada and was offered as an alternative to Netflix, is shutting down in November.

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp: police

Atenas - Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday."The four minors, aged 16 to 17, will appear before a prosecutor today," a police source told AFP.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to go for 1st KO win in 7 years against Vargas

Eight-division world boxing champion and freshman Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout in the last seven years since his TKO victory over Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009

Russia backs Aleppo assault to strong-arm US: analysts

Birut - Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture divided Aleppo in a bid to strong-arm Washington into accepting Moscow's demands, analysts say.
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